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If you are new to the world of personal transportation vehicles, you may wonder how to fix an electric scooter. Even the best electric scooters, after all, are susceptible to a number of repair and maintenance issues. So how to avoid costly repairs, and what can you do all by yourself to keep that scooter running? Keep reading to find out.
While not fragile, e-scooters can run into a number of issues with regular use, causing some owners to learn where the fuse is located on an e-scooter, among other maintenance tasks. Besides repair issues, theft is another big concern with e-scooter owners, so you want to learn how to lock an electric scooter.
Always wear a helmet and other safety gear, such as knee pads, when riding an electric scooter.
Regarding fragility, it also depends on the make and model, so look for the best dual-motor electric scooter to ensure longevity.
There is no universal method to fix e-scooters, as it depends largely on the make, model, type, and specific maintenance issue. With that said, let’s go over some common troubleshooting steps so you can figure out what is going on.
Is your e-scooter not starting? Start by checking on the motor and its various components. Access the motor compartment and look for disconnected or loose wires. You can do this by smoothly and gently pulling these wires out by one. Look for anything melted or burned. Also, the wires should not be disconnected, so reconnect the wires when necessary. Also, give these various components a smell test. If something smells burned or melted, that indicates a motor issue.
Another troubleshooting step to perform if your e-scooter won’t start or hold a charge is to check on the integrated battery. Pull it out and plug it into the outlet for a full charging cycle. If that solved the problem, go on about your day. If that did not solve the problem, you could have a battery in dire need of a replacement. Contact your scooter manufacturer.
STAT: If your electric scooter is slowing down or stopping during trips, especially on flat roads, this is a sign that your batteries are wearing down. (source)
Modern e-scooters integrate with dedicated apps and with smartphones, computers, and tablets. In other words, they use driver software to access these devices. Look for software updates, installing if necessary. This likely won’t revive a powered-down scooter, but it will allow for increased access to the app, which could include troubleshooting software.